EDED20508 - Leading Community Engagement in Early Childhood Education

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Early childhood leaders have a critical role in leading productive and reciprocal learning relationships with families and the broader community. Such relationships contribute to building and sustaining the social capital of the community, supporting the learning and wellbeing of young children and promoting understandings of the importance of childhood. In this unit, you will apply leadership practices as you lead a community venture/project that advocates for young children, for families and for organisations that support children and families within the local community. You will develop your skills of negotiation, planning, organising and facilitating family and community partnerships and evaluating a community engaged venture.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

The co-requisite is EDED20497 Leadership in the Educational Context 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Workplace Project 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Design and lead professional learning communities that focus on supporting the learning and wellbeing of young children and effective community engagement
  2. Identify and investigate the goals of community groups/agencies and the context within which the venture will be implemented
  3. Analyse issues that are relevant when leading collaboration with members of a local community
  4. Design and implement a community engagement venture/project with evidence of engaging with legal and ethical issues relevant to the planned venture/project
  5. Evaluate a community engagement venture drawing on data generated in the course of implementing the community engagement venture/project.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Workplace Project
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Workplace Project